Back in 2016, the year Green Haven Living was founded, I traveled out west to attend home goods and gift trade shows. Imagine a week of walking corridors with thousands of potential vendors to vet out. To prepare, I spent weeks researching and marking on a map which ones I wanted to spend time with. This was no easy task. As recently as 2016, most home goods and gift companies had not yet begun making the shift to more sustainable ways of designing and creating goods. But, I knew in my gut there HAD to be some who aligned with those values. The majority of the vendors were too large, impersonal, not sustainable, or just plain not a good fit. Time was running out. I decided I was going to sit down with my boxed lunch in one of the showroom corridors to narrow down which of the remaining vendors to prioritize. And then, fate intervened.
Better Candles For Your Indoor Air Quality
January days can be cold and dreary. It’s no wonder that simply lighting a candle at home can create that instant endorphin boost. Just think about how that warm, comforting glow in the most amazing scent brings nostalgia or reminds you of the promise that Spring is only a couple of months away. A simple candle can be such a luxury.
You'll find something sustainable or eco-friendly for everyone on your list, even the notoriously hard to buy for!
Modern Plant Decor
Plant Hangers and V-Hangers designed by Braid & Wood are three-dimensional decor that can be enjoyed from every angle. Keep your plants up and away from kids and pets! Modern and minimalist, these Plant Hangers and V-Hangers elevate the beauty of any potted plant or air plant. Made with brass plated rings, a maple wood base, and natural cotton cording. Multiple sizes are available. Plant Hangers feature a removable base. Hanging cords included. Potted Plants and air plants sold separately.
Nostalgic Holiday Candles
It’s estimated that we use about 40% more resources in a year than what nature produces in modern life. In other words, if we continue at the rate we’re going; eventually, the world will run out of natural resources.
That’s where the idea of sustainability comes in. Let’s dive in and learn all about this critical concept and what you can do to contribute to a more sustainable way of life.
Have you ever seen a squirrel toss his styrofoam lunch container in the trash? No?
You’ll never find a deer or a fox leaving trash in the woods, but nature has waste. The difference is that nature’s waste is cyclical, whereas ours in linear. When we drop our trash into a hole in the ground, that’s the end of the line. It stays there slowly breaking down into smaller pieces over hundreds of years.
When the squirrel tosses out a nutshell, his actual lunch container, it decomposes and becomes food for plants and trees to grow.
Going zero waste is all about taking our linear waste process and making it cyclical. Check it out!